Koan #21

Great understanding
comes with great love.

Wisdom and compassion are inseparable qualities of our true nature. To be wise is to love and to love is to be wise.

Wisdom is the quality of mind that sees beyond the limits of the ego-self and knows the ultimate connectedness of life.

Love is the quality of heart that unites us with others and all of life, and frees us from our separateness.

The path to enlightenment is opening the mind to wisdom and the heart to compassion and love.